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A last look at QBs

Posted by Chase Stuart on September 8, 2006

The past couple of days, we've looked at the best and worst quarterbacks of all time. Today, we're going to tie up some loose ends.

A new number one

Some of the commenters to yesterday's post wondered what would happen if we included data from the '60s in this study. I decided to do that, and went all the way back to 1956 -- Johnny Unitas' rookie year. The data from before 1960 might not be 100% accurate, so I included an asterisk next to any player who played in the 1950s.

Once you include the 1960s data, Fran Tarkenton shoots to number one. Johnny Unitas comes in at number five, and Sonny Jurgensen joins the list at number seven. Len Dawson and Bart Starr also are in the top fifteen, which means five of the top twelve QBs played a significant part of their career in the 1960s.


Player Name Value Career Attempts
Fran Tarkenton 7134 6467
Steve Young 7103 4149
Dan Marino 6752 8358
Joe Montana 6634 5391
Johnny Unitas* 6145 5186
Roger Staubach 5387 2958
Sonny Jurgensen* 5152 4262
Ken Anderson 5135 4475
Dan Fouts 5017 5604
Peyton Manning 4927 4333
Len Dawson* 4437 3741
Bart Starr* 4354 3149
Trent Green 3788 3329
Kurt Warner 3487 2340
John Elway 3155 7250
Roman Gabriel 2931 4498
Warren Moon 2908 6823
Jim Kelly 2885 4779
Bob Griese 2874 3429
Craig Morton 2704 3786
Brett Favre 2672 7612
Daunte Culpepper 2619 2609
Boomer Esiason 2592 5205
Mark Brunell 2429 4334
Earl Morrall* 2418 2689
Phil Simms 2368 4647
Neil Lomax 2364 3153
Bert Jones 2295 2551
Steve McNair 1973 3871
Rich Gannon 1939 4206
Don Meredith 1907 2308
Daryle Lamonica 1866 2601
Frank Ryan* 1808 2133
Dave Krieg 1689 5311
Y.A. Tittle* 1663 2339
Tom Brady 1614 2548
Matt Hasselbeck 1603 2205
Randall Cunningham 1593 4289
Steve Beuerlein 1583 3328
Marc Bulger 1552 1518
Ken O'Brien 1524 3602
John Brodie* 1514 4491
Bernie Kosar 1501 3365
Neil O'Donnell 1499 3229
Jeff George 1456 3967
Terry Bradshaw 1453 3901
Troy Aikman 1439 4715
Joe Theismann 1429 3602
Bob Berry 1319 1173
Joe Namath 1296 3762

The last name on that list might be surprising. Lots of modern football analysts like to call Joe Namath the most overrated player in the HOF, and point to his high number of INTs as evidence that he was much more style than substance. I even thought Namath might fall below the average in my scoring system, but there he is -- not far from three other Super Bowl winners: Terry Bradshaw, Troy Aikman and Joe Theismann.

I won't reprint the single-season leaders, but here are the players from the 1960s that now join the top 50 list:


Name Year Tm Att AY/A Value Added
Johnny Unitas 1964 bal 305 9.00 1156
Milt Plum 1960 cle 250 9.13 1116
Bart Starr 1966 gnb 251 9.01 1015
Johnny Unitas 1963 bal 410 7.66 956
Sonny Jurgensen 1967 was 508 6.57 937
George Blanda 1961 hou 362 7.46 936
Sonny Jurgensen 1961 phi 416 7.12 936
Len Dawson 1966 kan 284 8.23 926
Y.A. Tittle 1963 nyg 367 7.83 919
Johnny Unitas 1967 bal 436 6.67 849

One season that's not on the list but deserves mention: Greg Cook, 1969. Cook had the fourth best season of any QB with fewer than 200 attempts. He averaged 7.66 AY/A and added 506 points of value. Good numbers, but what makes it so interesting? Cook was a rookie. Cook threw just three more passes in his NFL career. He suffered a shoulder injury before his second season started, which basically ended his career. But for one year, Cook looked like the next great QB.

The worst QBs

You didn't think I'd just look at the best QBs of the 1960s, did you? George Blanda had the third and sixth worst seasons of all time. In other words, Joey Harrington has company. Here are the players from before the merger that would join the list of the worst 50 seasons of all time.


Name Year Tm Att AY/A Value Added
George Blanda 1962 hou 418 2.85 -941
George Blanda 1965 hou 442 3.15 -878
Frank Tripucka 1961 den 344 2.46 -832
George Herring 1961 den 211 1.04 -808
Tobin Rote 1959 det 162 0.35 -776
Dan Darragh 1968 buf 215 1.47 -760
Dick Wood 1966 mia 230 1.75 -740
Zeke Bratkowski 1960 chi 175 0.95 -650
Al Dorow 1961 nyj 438 3.40 -644
Norm Snead 1968 phi 291 2.82 -638
Jack Kemp 1969 buf 344 3.26 -630
Mike Taliaferro 1968 nwe 176 1.44 -628
Cotton Davidson 1962 rai 321 3.15 -624
John Hadl 1962 sdg 260 2.70 -623

Did you catch that the 1961 Broncos have two QBs on that list? And on the original list, the 1998 Chargers also had two QBs on there? Let's take a look at undoubtedly two of the worst passing duos of all time.


Player Year TM | G | Comp Att PCT YD Y/A TD INT
Craig Whelihan 1998 sdg | 11 | 149 320 46.6 1803 5.6 8 19
Ryan Leaf 1998 sdg | 10 | 111 245 45.3 1289 5.3 2 15
Frank Tripucka 1961 den | 14 | 167 344 48.5 1690 4.9 10 21
George Herring 1961 den | 14 | 93 211 44.1 1160 5.5 5 22

The 1961 Broncos "win" out: they "added" -1640 points of value, while the Chargers combo had only -1612.

On the career list, George Blanda again factors in pretty prominently. Here are the worst 50 QBs of all-time, updated to include QBs from 1955 and later.


Player Name Value Career Attempts
Rick Mirer -2512 2043
Mike Phipps -2447 1799
Joey Harrington -2374 1802
Dan Pastorini -2272 3055
Mark Malone -2146 1648
Mike Taliaferro -2083 966
Frank Tripucka -1868 1277
George Blanda* -1825 3114
Jack Trudeau -1780 1644
King Hill* -1777 881
Trent Dilfer -1719 2952
Dick Wood -1715 1194
Kordell Stewart -1676 2358
Bobby Douglass -1597 1178
Jack Concannon -1591 1110
Zeke Bratkowski* -1586 1354
Ryan Leaf -1560 655
Steve Walsh -1548 1317
Danny Kanell -1540 956
Scott Brunner -1474 1046
John McCormick -1474 555
Pete Beathard -1462 1282
Jon Kitna -1451 2837
Kent Nix -1446 652
Randy Wright -1435 1119
Mike Pagel -1415 1509
Kim McQuilken -1413 272
Randy Johnson -1409 1286
Rick Norton -1350 382
Gary Huff -1343 788
Billy Joe Tolliver -1314 1707
Kyle Boller -1270 981
Kerry Collins -1226 5082
Jack Kemp* -1222 3073
Dave Brown -1218 1634
Babe Parilli* -1216 2987
Craig Whelihan -1212 557
Richard Todd -1194 2967
Al Dorow* -1191 1057
George Izo -1133 317
Marc Wilson -1117 2081
Todd Blackledge -1114 881
Jake Plummer -1098 4033
Vinny Testaverde -1083 6526
Joe Kapp -1083 918
Dan Darragh -1078 296
Heath Shuler -1049 593
Jack Thompson -1043 845
Karl Sweetan -1041 590
Chris Weinke -1039 591
Mike Tomczak -1030 2337

Value added to a franchise?

Rick Mirer's the worst QB of all time, by my system's ranking. But he played on several teams throughout his career. I was curious to see which QBs hurt which franchises the most. Lions fans, this isn't pretty.


det Joey Harrington -2374
ari Jake Plummer -2323
den Frank Tripucka -1868
hou George Blanda -1794
tam Vinny Testaverde -1725
cle Mike Phipps -1702
pit Mark Malone -1695
sea Rick Mirer -1654
tam Trent Dilfer -1541
det Milt Plum -1510

There you have it. Joey Harrington has hurt the Detroit Lions more than any other QB has ever hurt any other team. The Lions won just 19 games during the Joey Harrington era, which spanned four miserable seasons.

And what about looking at things the other way? What QB has helped his franchise more than any other? Meet the new number one, same as the old number one.


sfo Steve Young 7520
mia Dan Marino 6752
bal Johnny Unitas 6308
sfo Joe Montana 6135
dal Roger Staubach 5387
cin Ken Anderson 5135
sdg Dan Fouts 5017
ind Peyton Manning 4927
kan Len Dawson 4657
min Fran Tarkenton 4604

Peyton Manning will almost certainly move into fifth place on this list by the end of 2006. For what it's worth, Fran Tarkenton's the first QB to come up twice on the list. His work with the Vikings was the 10th best of all-time; the value he added to the Giants ranks 23rd best. Sonny Jurgensen (12th - Washington; 43rd - Philadelphia) and Craig Morton (41st - Denver, 52nd - Dallas) also had great success with a couple of teams.

Eliminating the negatives

There's lots of debate about how good Troy Aikman really was. But his failure to look great in my system is a direct result of three awful seasons, which most Cowboys fans probably don't care about anymore.


1989 -673
1990 -448
1991 348
1992 438
1993 789
1994 193
1995 647
1996 84
1997 -25
1998 400
1999 104
2000 -416
Total 1439

Personally, I think Aikman deserves to be downgraded because of his terrible 1989, 1990 and 2000 seasons. But I was curious how things would look if I made all negative seasons equal to zero. How would that change the career rankings list?

Troy Aikman moves up to 26th. Steve Young tops Tarkenton again. And Brett Favre moves from QB15 to ... QB15.


Name AdjVA Att
Steve Young 7697 4149
Fran Tarkenton 7546 6467
Dan Marino 7087 8358
Johnny Unitas* 6821 5186
Joe Montana 6648 5391
Roger Staubach 5669 2958
Dan Fouts 5652 5604
Ken Anderson 5565 4475
Peyton Manning 5520 4333
Sonny Jurgensen* 5449 4262
Bart Starr* 4900 3149
Len Dawson* 4852 3741
Boomer Esiason 4323 5205
John Elway 4177 7250
Brett Favre 4110 7612
Trent Green 3876 3329
Kurt Warner 3841 2340
Warren Moon 3670 6823
Craig Morton 3394 3786
Bob Griese 3332 3429
Roman Gabriel 3320 4498
John Hadl 3111 4687
Earl Morrall* 3108 2689
John Brodie* 3082 4491
Phil Simms 3055 4647
Troy Aikman 3001 4715
Daunte Culpepper 2947 2609
Mark Brunell 2935 4334
Bert Jones 2930 2551
Jim Kelly 2895 4779
Terry Bradshaw 2877 3901
Rich Gannon 2801 4206
Milt Plum* 2773 2419
Ken Stabler 2686 3793
Neil Lomax 2681 3153
Chris Chandler 2653 4005
Y.A. Tittle* 2624 2339
Dave Krieg 2618 5311
Daryle Lamonica 2563 2601
Jim Hart 2549 5076
Joe Namath 2522 3762
Jeff George 2501 3967
Don Meredith 2448 2308
Randall Cunningham 2440 4289
Steve McNair 2410 3871
Vinny Testaverde 2292 6526
Joe Theismann 2285 3602
Jim Everett 2241 4923
Bernie Kosar 2217 3365
Steve Beuerlein 2170 3328

Biggest movers

Who made the biggest jumps in one year? Here are the 27 QBs who saw an increase in value added of over 900 points from one year to the next. Note: Rookie QBs were not considered.


Name GoodYr Tm VA Increase in value added
Kurt Warner 1999 stl 1367 1391
Peyton Manning 1999 ind 717 1310
Randall Cunningham 1998 min 1131 1253
Tobin Rote 1963 sdg 421 1197
Ken Anderson 1981 cin 953 1178
Boomer Esiason 1993 nyj 442 1132
Jake Plummer 2003 den 336 1129
Drew Brees 2004 sdg 686 1125
Dan Marino 1984 mia 1566 1095
Scott Mitchell 1995 det 742 1093
Roger Staubach 1971 dal 900 1093
Ken O'Brien 1985 nyj 1056 1073
Carson Palmer 2005 cin 671 1026
John Brodie 1961 sfo 809 1008
Vinny Testaverde 1998 nyj 792 999
Drew Bledsoe 1996 nwe 228 994
Tommy Kramer 1986 min 710 991
Mark Rypien 1991 was 952 991
George Blanda 1961 hou 936 965
Boomer Esiason 1988 cin 1071 964
Craig Morton 1977 den 614 941
Bernie Kosar 1991 cle 450 930
Boomer Esiason 1985 cin 769 929
John Elway 1993 den 750 915
John Hadl 1973 ram 548 913
Jeff Garcia 2000 sfo 952 905
Jack Trudeau 1987 ind 66 902

And then the 28 QBs that saw a decrease of 900 or more points in value added from one year to the next.


Name BadYr Tm VA Decrease in value added
George Blanda 1962 hou -941 -1877
Y.A. Tittle 1964 nyg -555 -1475
Daunte Culpepper 2005 min -166 -1452
Kurt Warner 2002 stl -298 -1414
Rudy Bukich 1966 chi -523 -1356
Dan Marino 1985 mia 329 -1236
Steve McNair 2004 ten -287 -1200
Norm Snead 1968 phi -638 -1197
Steve Young 1999 sfo -177 -1172
Brian Griese 2001 den -346 -1136
Tom Flores 1967 buf -402 -1130
Randall Cunningham 1999 min 23 -1108
Brett Favre 2005 gnb -736 -1081
Kerry Collins 1997 car -886 -1058
Rich Gannon 2003 oak -98 -1046
Jake Plummer 2002 ari -794 -1031
Johnny Unitas 1968 bal -181 -1030
Brian Sipe 1981 cle -206 -1029
Bob Lee 1974 atl -525 -995
Roger Staubach 1972 dal -89 -989
Elvis Grbac 2001 bal -265 -973
Ron Jaworski 1981 phi -117 -951
Mark Rypien 1992 was 7 -946
Erik Kramer 1996 chi -290 -945
Babe Parilli 1963 nwe -401 -919
John Brodie 1971 sfo -4 -915
Roman Gabriel 1974 phi -110 -906
Steve Young 1995 sfo 316 -905

George Blanda followed up the 34th best season of all-time with the 3,424th best season of all time -- or stated another way, the 3rd worst season of all time. Wow. Here's his stat line from those two years:

Year  TM |   G |  Comp   Att   PCT    YD   Y/A  TD INT 
1961 hou |  14 |   187   362  51.7  3330   9.2  36  22 
1962 hou |  14 |   197   418  47.1  2810   6.7  27  42 

Blanda went from averaging a TD every 10 throws to an INT every 10 throws -- I'm guessing 1961 was his contract season. The 1961 Houston Oilers are actually the answer to my favorite trivia question: What is the only team to ever have the number 1 and number 2 fantasy WRs in the same season? That year, Bill Groman had 1,175 receiving yards and 18 total TDs, while Charlie Hennigan led all receivers with 1,746 yards and twelve scores.

How the might have fallen, II

What about the biggest changers over a two year period? I wasn't surprised to see who topped this list. Mark Rypien had 28 TDs, 11 INTs and averaged 8.5 unadjusted yards per attempt in 1991; two years later, Rypien had a 4/10 TD/INT ratio and averaged a paltry 4.7 Y/A. Here are the 25 quarterbacks who dropped the most from year N to year N+2.


Name BadYr Tm VA Decrease in value added
Mark Rypien 1993 was -679 -1632
Joe Theismann 1985 was -545 -1466
Vinny Testaverde 2000 nyj -534 -1326
Y.A. Tittle 1964 nyg -555 -1297
Milt Plum 1963 det -591 -1265
Fran Tarkenton 1978 min -403 -1170
Kurt Warner 2002 stl -298 -1156
Joe Montana 1992 sfo 30 -1148
Kurt Warner 2003 stl -32 -1147
Milt Plum 1962 det -29 -1145
Neil Lomax 1986 stl -181 -1144
Boomer Esiason 1990 cin -64 -1135
Randall Cunningham 2000 dal 19 -1112
Bert Jones 1978 bal 168 -1102
Steve Young 1999 sfo -177 -1094
Brian Sipe 1982 cle -268 -1091
George Blanda 1963 hou -136 -1072
Chris Chandler 2000 atl -84 -1053
Steve Deberg 1992 tam -129 -1033
Daunte Culpepper 2002 min -162 -1017
Jake Plummer 1999 ari -1025 -1013
Jon Kitna 2001 cin -936 -1004
Johnny Unitas 1966 bal 159 -997
Jay Schroeder 1992 rai -304 -989
Bobby Layne 1959 pit -284 -986

Notice that the two biggest drop-offs over a two-year period were both Redskins? Well the two biggest improvements also came from the same team.


Name GoodYr Tm VA Increase in value added
Daunte Culpepper 2004 min 1286 1448
Randall Cunningham 1998 min 1131 1422
Peyton Manning 2000 ind 825 1418
Brett Favre 1995 gnb 907 1412
Archie Manning 1978 nor 658 1390
Peyton Manning 2004 ind 1581 1362
Bert Jones 1976 bal 1270 1340
Jake Plummer 2001 ari 237 1262
Jon Kitna 2003 cin 281 1218
Bert Jones 1975 bal 690 1147
Elvis Grbac 2000 kan 707 1145
Jim Zorn 1978 sea 456 1116
Steve Young 1992 sfo 1184 1099
Drew Bledsoe 1997 nwe 330 1097
Jake Plummer 2004 den 297 1090
John Brodie* 1961 sfo 809 1078
Doug Williams 1981 tam 526 1041
Troy Aikman 1991 dal 348 1021
Greg Landry 1971 det 635 1006
Chris Chandler 1998 atl 969 979
Johnny Unitas 1964 bal 1156 977
Jim Everett 1989 ram 825 976
Drew Brees 2004 sdg 686 975
Boomer Esiason 1986 cin 812 972
Sonny Jurgensen 1967 was 937 969

Age cut-offs
(Note: If you read this before 11:30 EST, you probably didn't see this. It was a late edit when I was thinking about things this morning.)

I was curious to see how the numbers looked after I played with the ages of the QBs. Which QB had compiled the most impressive career by the age of 25?


Name Value Att
Dan Marino 3035 2050
Ken Anderson 1742 1089
Fran Tarkenton 1516 1541
Bert Jones 1433 1065
Bernie Kosar 1425 1427
Boomer Esiason 1421 1002
Johnny Unitas 1398 762
Joe Namath 1308 1682
Neil Lomax 1238 1355
Peyton Manning 1215 2226
Ben Roethlisberger 1105 563
Ken O'Brien 1039 691
Pat Haden 934 765
Roman Gabriel 804 698
Daunte Culpepper 792 1391
Brian Griese 725 791
Joe Montana 582 784
Dave Krieg 518 435
Charlie Batch 513 573
Greg Cook 506 197
Jim McMahon 499 648
Marc Bulger 466 214
Tony Eason 434 526
Jay Schroeder 432 750
Sam Wyche 403 220

That's a very interesting list. Players like Namath and Kosar have a good bit of mystique about them, probably not commensurate with their career production. That could probably be explained by how good they looked early on. After seeing how good Charlie Batch and Tony Eason looked early on, maybe I should have relaxed my optimism on Greg Cook's young career. And while they don't have much of a legacy, players like Neil Lomax and Boomer Esiason were legitimate star QBs before they turned twenty-five.

How about the QBs that just looked miserable early in their careers? Any of them turn it around? Troy Aikman just missed the cut-off: he was the 28th worst QB by the age of 25.


Name Value Att
Akili Smith -810 420
Gary Marangi -817 283
Jeff George -841 1125
Danny Kanell -844 653
Vinny Testaverde -873 631
David Woodley -880 961
Rick Norton -880 229
Steve Deberg -882 880
Kent Nix -935 451
Tim Couch -943 1511
Bobby Douglass -952 601
Gary Huff -957 614
Drew Bledsoe -1015 2901
Dan Pastorini -1059 1106
Dan Darragh -1078 296
Trent Dilfer -1179 1365
Terry Bradshaw -1188 1079
Jake Plummer -1200 1224
Kerry Collins -1215 1177
Randy Johnson -1231 832
Rick Mirer -1241 1258
Kyle Boller -1270 981
Kim McQuilken -1386 261
Ryan Leaf -1560 655
Joey Harrington -1795 983

A few notable players on there. Kerry Collins and Jake Plummer turned things around a little bit, although both still have their doubters. Vinny Testaverde, Jeff George and Trent Dilfer had inconsistent success. Drew Bledsoe had a pretty nice career, and of course Terry Bradshaw won four Super Bowls. Later in his career, Randy Johnson would go on to win five Cy Youngs. (Ok, so it wasn't that that Randy Johnson.)

What about the old-timers? I gushed about Roger Staubach yesterday. Was he the best QB in NFL history from age 30 on?


Name Value Att
Steve Young 6733 3324
Roger Staubach 4578 2618
Sonny Jurgensen 3588 3155
Trent Green 3567 2819
Len Dawson 3509 2680
Fran Tarkenton 3401 3445
Joe Montana 3364 2820
Johnny Unitas 3334 2870
John Elway 3235 4180
Phil Simms 3043 3651
Bart Starr 3027 1603
Dan Fouts 2868 3010
Dan Marino 2788 4177
Warren Moon 2758 5996
Rich Gannon 2688 3078
Earl Morrall 1962 1528
Terry Bradshaw 1903 1882
Jim Kelly 1870 3037
Ken Anderson 1793 2029
Bob Griese 1665 1415
Chris Chandler 1608 2763
Billy Kilmer 1574 2388
Joe Theismann 1520 2834
John Brodie 1425 2987
Jeff George 1384 1255

Steve Young destroys him on this list. Neither Young nor Staubach played much in their 20s, and it's hard to tell if they were so great in their thirties because of that, or because they were just excellent quarterbacks. One thing's for sure: you can't blame either of them. Staubach had an obligation to join the Navy; Young's predicament was even grimmer -- he was the quarterback behind Joe Montana. Trent Green will have his doubters because he's never really played in a big market, but he's put up some great numbers late in his career.

What about the QBs that didn't exactly age like fine wine?


Name Value Att
Steve Dils -493 342
Steve Bono -497 1339
Mike Pagel -522 204
Gary Cuozzo -530 326
Stan Gelbaugh -552 273
Jim Zorn -561 381
Jay Schroeder -572 1007
Jack Trudeau -585 451
Jeff Kemp -601 295
Boomer Esiason -609 2518
Bubby Brister -615 851
Frank Reich -650 762
Steve Walsh -695 126
Mike Phipps -745 482
Joe Kapp -773 704
Shane Matthews -777 547
Joe Namath -782 1157
Mark Rypien -910 1204
Richard Todd -925 862
Doug Pederson -936 514
Scott Mitchell -948 330
Dan Pastorini -1098 611
Vince Ferragamo -1106 393
George Blanda -1838 3045
Joe Ferguson -2247 2406

Not a very noteworthy bunch. You wonder how Joe Ferguson was able to hold on for so long, though. He was miserable at age 32, very bad at age 33, yet the Bills gave him the starting reins at age 34 -- when he was terrible once again.

What about the QBs that should have retired a bit earlier? Here are the 15 worst QBs from age 35 and up.


Name Value Att
Frank Reich -339 471
Dan Fouts -345 794
Chris Chandler -368 1111
Brett Favre -390 1147
Jeff Hostetler -403 546
Bobby Hebert -430 533
Erik Kramer -436 141
Joe Ferguson -470 353
Jim Harbaugh -549 929
Johnny Unitas -557 1089
John Hadl -814 490
Steve Grogan -863 493
Jim Hart -1017 1175
Ken Stabler -1473 1312
George Blanda -2568 2294

There's a certain amoutn of prestige associated with just being able to start NFL games at the QB position at 35, 36 or 37 years old. But those guys -- especially Blanda - did their teams no favors. Blanda threw 163 INTs after the age of 34.

Let's end things today on an upbeat note. Here are the top fifteen QBs that were wise not to hang up it once they turned 35.


Name Value Att
Roger Staubach 2588 1235
Steve Young 2262 1273
Rich Gannon 2021 1933
John Elway 1893 1866
Sonny Jurgensen 1438 1178
Phil Simms 1367 1394
Randall Cunningham 1184 839
Len Dawson 1133 1344
Fran Tarkenton 1111 1667
Craig Morton 992 1340
Steve Deberg 916 1613
Warren Moon 869 3798
Trent Green 801 507
Charley Johnson 768 732
Billy Kilmer 743 1033

You'll notice Moon on there, which makes me wonder what his career could have been like had he never played in the CFL. Then you see a couple of quarterbacks like Rich Gannon and Randall Cunningham, who left the NFL entirely before coming back and having some dominant seasons. One last notable that missed the cut-off: Doug Flutie, 611 value added points.

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